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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries


Chadwyck-Healey recently announced the availability of the papers of

Charles Sumner on microfilm and a printed Guide and Index to all 26,000 let-

ters. Compiled and edited by Beverly Wilson Palmer, the Charles Sumner

Papers Project represents the publication of virtually the entire known corre-

spondence of Sumner (1811-1874) and throws new light on the man, as well as

on the major American political and social issues of the nineteenth century.

For details concerning this important offering contact Chadwyck-Healey,

Inc., 1101 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.

The Eighth Annual Illinois History Symposium will be held on December

4 and 5, 1987. For information concerning the symposium, contact The Illi-

nois State Historical Society, Old State Capitol, Springfield, Illinois 62701.

The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and The Illinois State Historical So-

ciety will also hold a conference commemorating the Bicentennial of the

Northwest Ordinance concurrently with the Symposium.

The Missouri Valley History Conference has put out a call for papers and

panel proposals for the thirty-first annual Missouri Valley History Conference

to be held in Omaha, Nebraska, on March 10-12, 1988. Open to all fields of

history as well as interdisciplinary and methodolgical studies, proposals

should include an abstract of the paper and a brief vita for all participants.

Persons interested in serving as moderators or commentators are also invited

to write and indicate areas of expertise. For further information contact Pro-

fessor Michael L. Tate, Program Coordinator, 1988 MVHC, Department of

History, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska 68182. Papers

and proposals must be submitted no later than November 15, 1987.

Ohio History recently received a request for research assistance from Rob-

ert David Dawson, 327 Judge Avenue, Waukegan, Illinois 60085. Working on a

project to index the correspondence of William T. Sherman, Mr. Dawson is

interested in receiving information about Sherman descendants or Sherman

letters held in private collections.


Recent books by Ohio historians include: Dissertations in History: An In-

dex to Dissertations Completed in History Departments of United States and

Canadian Universitys, 1970-June 1980, compiled by Warren F. Kuehl of the

University of Akron; Land, Piety, Peoplehood: The Establishment of Mennon-

ite Communities in America, 1683-1790, by Richard K. MacMaster of Bluff-

ton College; Famine in Peasant Societies, by Ronald E. Seavoy of Bowling

Green State University; Old Age in a Bureaucratic Society: The Elderly, the

Experts, and The State in American Society, edited by David Van Tassel of

Case Western Reserve University with Peter N. Stearns; Cleveland: A Tradi-

tion of Reform, edited by David Van Tassel of Case Western Reserve Univer-

sity and John J. Grabowski of the Western Reserve Historical Society; A His-

tory of the Ohio Conference of the Churches of God, 1836-1986, edited by

Richard Kern of Findlay College; "Entangling Alliances With None": Ameri-

can Foreign Policy in the Age of Jefferson, by Lawrence S. Kaplan of the

Kent State University; Labor Leaders in America, edited by Warren Van